But why Viratnagar? Who goes to Viratnagar? You might ask.
A little time invested in visiting the sights this town has to offer will pay rich dividends, you will see.
Viratnagar has been a witness to a lot of history being made. According to the excavations done around this town people have been living here since the prehistoric times.
Accorading to the Mahabharat,King Virat founded the city Viratnagar, and the Pandavs spent thirteen years of ‘Agyatvas’(exile) here. This is the city which saw much wheeling & dealing to broker peace to avoid the great war of Mahabharat. Ancient travelers have mentioned their visits to the city. The river Banganga flows near by, a fair is held here every year.
Beejak Ki Pahari
This serene site is in the lap of the Aravali mountain range. On a ridge under a rock shaped like a Cannon there is an ancient Hanuman temple.
And there are remains of a Budhist Monastry & a Budhist Stupa shrine from the Mauryan times. This site was found in work done in 1935-36. This is a protected site of ASI.
In recent development work done here a cement shelter has been built at the foot of the hillock.
A stepwell on the way to Panch Malla Mahal badly in need of restoration.
I think he has seen a lot of tourists pass by this palace.
The paintings on the domes of the chatries of the palace.
Shri Shri 1008 Digambar Jain Nasiyan, Mughal Gate,Viratnagar
Maybe the ghost who walks was here! This is his mark.